Muskoka District, Freeman Township

Indian Cemeteries

Location

Located on the Moon River and Gibson Reserves

Status

Active

Oldest Known Interment

1905

Maps

Freeman Township

Gibson Reserve
Tadamac Cemetery

The Tadanac Cemetery was in use prior to 1926 and can only be reached by water. It is located on the property owned by the ‘Tadanac Club” and not on the reserve.

We found the remains of the little houses that were commonly erected over the graves in the early Indian days. We found only three had survived the weather and time had done the rest so making the place look desolated. We located five graves but evidence of many, many graves

Pioneer Memorial to those who died or were killed on the old saw mill trail along the Moon River in the year 1861.



Gibson Reserve


This Cemetery is well maintained and many graves had fresh flowers around them. There are eleven wooden crosses and 23 graves at least with no identification.

Disclaimer! The following interments was taken from the book, "These Our Ancestors Were" which was printed in 1974. There are several errors in the book and does not show any burials after 1974. The following listing is only as accurate as the printed book and has not been updated since 1974.

Commandant (see News)
Daniel
Born 1887
Died 1967

Rhoda News
Wife of Daniel Commandant
Born 1895
Died 1965

Napoleon
Born 1893
Died 1962

H. Commandant Sgn. R.C.S.C.
Born 1424
Died 1948

? - Gunner
C. M.S.C. C.E. F.
Died June 10th, 1962
Age 73 years

De Caire
David
Born 1888
Died 1969

Husband of Flora Hill
Born 1895
Died 1969

Francis
Born February 6th, 1854
Died December 30th, 1916

Cecelia Mayo
Born March 1st. 1858
Died April 12th. 1923
Wife of Thomas De Caire

Dewasha
Cecil T.
Born 1917
Died 1960

Kendall
Mary
Born 1869
Died 1946
Wife of Rev. William Kendall

Reverend Williams
Born 1868
Died 1953

La Force
Private Simon R.C.A.S.C.
Died November 28th, 1973
Age 61 years

Private Simon
Born May 29th. 1874
Died August 12th. 1930
Served in World War One

Montour
Bazile
Died April 14th. 1926
Age 82 years

News
Doris
Born June 17th. 1921
Died July 11th. 1923
Daughter of Mitchel and Leah News

Theresa D.
Born September 17th. 1918
Died January 31st. 1922
Daughter of Mitchel and Leah News

Mitchell
Born 1885
Died 1924

His Daughter Alma Dora
Born 1924
Died 1926

News
Frederick M.
Born 1915
Died 1957
Husband of Florence Sahanation

11 wooden crosses

News
James (Father)
Born 1891
Died 1961

Mary Ann
Died September 17th, 1908
Age 22 years

Angus
Born November 1st. 1851
Died May 11th, 1905

David
Born April 15th, 1887
Died March 15th, 1905
Son of Angus and Theresa News

Rhodes
David
Born June 27th, 1905
Died July 27th. 1908

Freddie
Born and Died April 24th, 1909

Sahanation
James
Born 1879
Died 1963

Sahanation
James
Born 1879
Died 1963

Caroline E.
Home carved stone

Smith
Lydia R. De Caire
Born March 15th, 1885
Died February 13th, 1921
Wife of Mark Smith

Stack
Name undecipherable
Vets. Guards of Canada
Born 1895
Died 1948

Strength
Peter
Born 1887
Died 1967

Husband of Sarah
Born 1874
Died 1965

White
Chris White
Royal Canadian Artillery
Born 1919
Died 1946

Deer Point Cemetery
Located on Twelve Mile Bay

This Cemetery has been in use since 1926 and kept in fair condition

Back
James S.
Died April 10th. 1963

Isaac
Audrey Constance
Died May 15th, 1954

Wilson
Born 1894
Died 1972

James W. S.
Born 1910
Died 1971

Katherine Hazel
Daughter of Jim and Rose Isaac
Born 1951
Died 1970

John George
Born January 26th, 1914
Died February 11th, 1970

Samuel
Died June 8th. 1954

King
Frank
Born January 26th, 1914
Died February 11th. 1970

Williams
Audrey Constance
Died May 15th, 1954

Williams
Leona (nee Nanibush)
Died October 11th, 1972

Gordon L. Williams
Born 1900
Died 1957

Williams
Marianne F.
Died September 27th, 1972

John Henry
Born 1943
Died 1970
Son of Perry and Florence Williams

Moses
Died October 23rd. 1968

Percy
Born 1914
Died I955
Husband of Florence Agorvissa